Water Information

The Kettering University facilities staff proactively follows precise procedures to ensure the quality of the University’s water supply.

These include safety procedures and independent testing of campus drinking water for general quality purposes. In 2015, amid concerns about the city of Flint’s water supply, Kettering University staff increased the frequency of its independent tests and began sharing those results publicly at kettering.edu/water. Kettering University’s water is safe to drink and no issues with contaminants have been detected.

Water Quality Efforts

Kettering’s water system features

  • Modern water infrastructure
  • High flow-rates of water through our system, preventing water from “pooling”
  • No lead-copper transitions in main supply lines

Precautionary measures

  • Recurring testing of all drinking and food service water distribution points on campus and all six Flint Municipal Water system input supply lines
  • Use of regularly maintained and replaced NSF 53 certified filters on all drinking water supplies on campus
  • Replacement of filters occurs earlier than manufacturer recommendations
  • Water supply lines are flushed whenever construction occurs in the area surrounding campus
  • Ongoing replacement of drinking fountains on campus with filtered hydration stations

Testing results

  • Kettering University contracts with Brighton Analytical LLC, an independent lab based in Brighton, Michigan, to conduct recurring tests of its water supply lines and drinking/food service distribution points. 
  • No lead has been detected in the University's water supply since we instituted this independent testing protocol more than five years ago. 
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Hydration Stations

Academic Building
  • Tunnel entrance
  • FIRST Robotics Community Center
  • Outside main 1st floor restrooms
  • IME, N South hallway, 1st floor
  • IME EW hallway, 1st floor
  • East hallway, 2nd floor
  • Outside room 2-225, 2nd floor
  • ECE north hallway, 2nd floor
  • ECE south hallway, 2nd floor
  • Outside Library entrance
  • Inside Library
  • CETL office
  • North EW hallway, 3rd floor
  • Fourth floor main entrance
  • North north/south hallway, 4th floor
Recreation Center
  • 1st floor, Restrooms
  • North side court no. 3
  • 1st floor, Weight room
  • 2nd floor, Lobby
  • 3rd floor, Fitness room
Campus Center
  • B.J.'s Lounge (2)
  • Great Court
  • Sunset Room
  • One each on 3rd, 4th and 5th floors
Thompson Hall
  • E south hallway, 1st floor
  • North hallway, 1st floor
  • W south hallway, 1st floor
  • E south hallway, 2nd floor
  • Lobby, 2nd floor
  • North hallway, 2nd floor
  • W south hallway, 2nd floor
  • E south hallway, 3rd floor
  • North hallway, 3rd floor
  • W south hallway, 3rd floor
  • E south hallway, 4th floor
  • North hallway, 4th floor
  • W south hallway, 4th floor